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RATINGS: 2838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Torpedo is an assertive American IPA deep reddish-gold in color, with a smooth and bready malt presence and over-the-top hop aromas. The beer has a solid bitterness and a massive hop flavor, yet remains easy drinking with a pleasant dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottled. Seemed a little unbalanced to me. Poured a beautiful dark amber colour with a big tan head and sheets of lacing. The aroma was very malty, almost sryupy. Some hops but not much. The flavour was almost all hops and a pungent bitterness. Very resiny finish that lasts a good bit. Good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle, pours amber with a nice tan head that slowly dissipates, plenty of citrus notes in the aroma. Very good quality IPA, its drinkable not too sweet not overly bitter, a nice simple complexity. A touch of straw sweetness quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2458) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours an amber orange color with a lasting beige head. Smell is very lightly sweet with herbal and fruity hops. Nice smelling beer. Taste is pretty smooth up front with a moderate to fairly bitter finish with pine and fruity hops. A touch of grainy malt and an overall very enjoyable IPA. Medium to full body with normal slightly prickly carbonation. A very good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Good stuff here. An aromatic assault of hops, citrus (mostly grapefruit) and pine. Appearance is also almost perfect. Dark copper orange with a fluffy off-white head but too clear. Flavor matches the aroma in a weaker way. Overall very drinkable, quality IPA worth your money. But it does not touch the Bigfoot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Straw-yellow pour with a deep orange tint, capped with a thin tan head. Some bubbles run throughout the glass. Floral pine aroma. Grainy malt flavor with a very prominent bitter hop flavor. Very pungent and strong. Slightly citrus flavor throughout. Malty aftertaste with lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Coarse, dry, bitter, pungent, fruity, crisp, metallic, harsh.... wonderful. Yeah I’d prefer more complexity in the nose, yeah I’d like more fruitiness, more natural juiciness, but that’s not that this is. This is a super-fresh, ridiculously dry and bitter ipa. .... old notes, but updated numbers. not such a fan of this one anyone due to the vitamin / mineral grittiness. quite a deal at $12-13/12-pack though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HLGIV (14) - Golden, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle purchased 2/09. Less aroma than I would have liked. Tastes smooth and rich and then the hops come in. Fairly bitter. I had this with some spicy authentic sichuan food and it worked really well by extinguishing the heat as well as complementing the flavors with the malty flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
I picked up a 6 pack from the new grocery store at the eastworks building. The commercial description is dead on, in my opinion. The massive hop flavor is what dominates this amber IPA. This is like their pale ale with a lighter color and mouth feel. The hops and alcohol dominate, but there is a touch of honey sweetness in the finish. Sierra Nevada has never disappointed me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark golden body with a billowy off white head. Scent is dominated by dusty floral notes with a few bright citirus zest notes lurking. The pallate is thin and highly carbonated, leaving a yeasty moldly bread texture that is slightly metallic. The flavors are far more malty than the smell and seem to be a bit disjointed. Notes of dried apples and stale bread take away from the sweet pine notes and make this taste a bit old. By release date, this should have been fairly fresh... oh well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Caramel colored with a nice light tan head that seems to last forever. Thick sticky lacing. Aroma is grapefruit with a bit of caramel. Hops bite and bite deep with bitterness from the very first sip. Grapefruit is evident along with sweeter fruits such as peaches and even some cherries. Interesting. Throw in some light caramel undertones that don’t even come close to balancing the hops. Still, it adds some nice character and needed sweetness. The hop presence here makes for a big bold brassy IPA that is well named. If you like big hopped beers this one is for you.


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